They claim that pop culture allows kids to be more well-rounded. Yet, where there are benefits, there are also consequences. Despite the positive outlook on childhood, the aspect of modern culture, specifically the increase in technology, the role of parents and peers, and the determinants of what is ‘cool’, has diminished childhood. One way modern culture has diminished childhood is through the use of technology. Kids today are growing up in a world where technology dominates all platforms.
Modern culture in the 21st century is defined by mass media. Every aspect of our culture, from entertainment to news, is conveyed through a modern platform of mass media. While we, as a society, have expressed our ideas and thoughts through these mediums, we have also been the creators of them. At some points it is easy to think that because we have created the medium that we also control the message, but often times these two interact together without direct human intervention. It is from this almost sentient expression that negative impacts, either implicitly or explicitly, heavily impact our modern, technological culture.
Family’s values and norms on the usage of technology impact the child’s ability to counterbalance between traditional and modern technological toys (Stephen et al. 2008). Simple skills such as typing on a keyboard and using a mouse at home supports assists digital communication, watching television and usage of mobile phones (viewing pictures or videos) aids communication over a period and distance and listening to the radio, watching Youtube videos helps in forming musical expressions (McPake et al. 2013). Burnett 2010 states that the preschool education is now transforming their lessons into the digital world and the children’s exposure to technology at home allows them to gain more experience before entering preschool.
Children’s culture should be valued at such a level that the children and their families feel welcomed and belonged to the service at all time. For example, sharing a small and quick conversation with parents if they have any cultural or customs celebrations coming up or may be discussing it in a group conservation with children. This is will help children build their confidence and self-esteem for who there are and parents will feel accepted and secure that their children are at the right place. This will help the children to understand their friends and respect their values and culture and to have that understanding of the difference and diversity. In future children will have mutual respect and acceptance for all the different cultures they come
Throughout history there have been multiple cultures that were much stricter when it came to raising children. Because the culture could be watered down from less and less people practicing it, children might see the practices as unnecessary when they don't see the value of them. Younger generations may be more open to change and innovation. While, the older generation grew up in the past and have a larger respect for it, because of this they may also have a harder time accepting change.
In the contemporary living of the humankind in the 21st century, the popular culture plays a vital role in our own lives especially in youth. Hence, we future teachers and all adults must be more acquainted and involved in advancing our critical understanding to everything we read, watch and hear in all sorts of media than the youth to guide them properly in attaining more accurate and holistic knowledge inside or outside the classroom. As a student of Developments in education, I realized the advantage of how proper understanding Philippine cultures can contribute to effective teaching, because someday we will be in contact with Filipino children who will grow into adults of tomorrow. It will become essential for us, future teachers to have
Heavily influenced by mass media, this collection of ideas permeates the everyday lives of the society. It carries the whole idea of living though there are some aspects that are good and bad to the people especially to the children. Good in some ways that it can make our lives easier but there is a bigger aspect that modern culture can affect the people in a negative way especially the children. Children nowadays are different specifically on their environment, attitudes towards people and influences of the media towards the children’s
Accordingly, Popular Culture has proven itself to be of great importance in the contemporary world as it allows people to truly understand the relevance and weight of what they are learning inside their classrooms. [II] Popular Culture both reflects and informs real life (Jubas, 2015). It is present in the industries of entertainment, news, fashion, sports, politics, technologies and literature. It is associated with the everyday life, the mainstream and that which is commonly accessible (Campbell, n.d.). Also, Popular Culture and media are seen as powerful and persuasive vehicles for helping people perceive the world in a new and different ways and these can be used by educators to engage students and problematize societal issues (Brown, 2011; Jarvis &
The complaints and concerns about the way our environment influence new generations are being mentioned all the time. The new generation is said to be more focused on virtual reality rather than experiencing the actual world around them. Along with the problems about technology, even the music children listen to and the films they watch are not admired by the society.. In the recent years, the change in the direction that our society is heading have made us all fear about the future but this concern and disapproval seems to be focused especially on children. For example, a famous philosopher said “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise”
This is an important tool and if it is used early enough it can have a positive effect on their lives as they grow and mature. When it comes to playing and exploring, children use every sense to help them take in the natural world and understand the changes. Children can take risks outdoors but they also have the opportunity to manage risks. The opportunity is also there for children to role play and try out new things. From a schools perspective, installing outdoor classrooms and play areas in the form of shelters, sail shades and school canopies can be relatively cost effective and they may even get help towards the funding through grants and other national building